A Look Ahead at the 2020 US Elections: The Role of Candidate Diversity in Political Participation
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AbstractAn increasingly diverse population in the United States has given rise to a growing body of literature that analyzes the causes and consequences of descriptive representation. Using individual-level representative data on registration and voting for the entire United States over the 2008–2018 decade, we find that diversity in the candidate pool promotes the registration and voting of eligible-to-vote individuals, particularly those belonging to the youngest generations of voters, those located in swing states, and growing minorities, as in the case of Hispanic voters. Given the changing electorate, increasing candidate diversity might prove crucial in promoting political and electoral engagement.
CitationAmuedo-Dorantes, Catalina, and Jose R. Bucheli. 2020. "A Look Ahead at the 2020 US Elections: The Role of Candidate Diversity in Political Participation." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 110: 436-41. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20201116
- D72 Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
- J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination